Friday, March 04, 2011

Balance

More on the comparisons and contrasts examination of balance for the sake of balance, false equivalencies, and non-comparisons.

According to Ross Douhat at the New York Times, "getting out into the streets and getting a little bloody" is equivalent to "second amenment remedies."

Which I guess gives us the equation:

street fighting = armed insurrection


Umm, I'm not a big fan of violence advocates on either side and I have grown to despise violent rhetoric in politics and consider inappropriate military metaphors childish.

That being said, those two items are in no way equivalent in terms of scale, and I am shocked that more reasonable members of our media caste are so invested in "balance" that they will willingly ignore this fact.

HT: Daily Dish

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